It is time to rethink the way that we govern our oceans.

Ocean knowledge is key but we need to generate it more inclusively and share it more widely and effectively.

This knowledge portal is about improving the way we create and share ocean knowledge so that better decisions on the ocean are made.

We encourage you to join and to reach more of the voices that really matter.

One Ocean Learn is an online platform which aims to support global capacity building by translating ocean knowledge into action-oriented learning for activists, communities, development practitioners, policymakers and researchers on the ways in which global, national and local communities depend on and relate to the ocean, coastal areas and marine life.

The focus is on connecting knowledge across different sources, and enhance capacities to use integrated knowledge to address real-word questions and understand experiences, with a view to contributing towards more sustainable decisions on the ocean.

Knowledge and learning are nourished by curiosity and wonder. To that end, in this platform you will find an ocean of resources on art, events, libraries, opportunities, organizations and people that will inspire you and challenge you. To support your navigation, the platform offers learning pathways to take you through key resources that, together, enhance your ability to influence key ocean issues.

The rationale for this new platform is that the new knowledge about the oceans is being generated across several global, regional national and local initiatives, but it needs to reach more people and be more clearly connected to be more likely to lead to positive action. In particular, the platform aims to shine light on the ‘furthest stars’, namely local and national initiatives on the ocean which are often obscured by the overload of information available on the internet.

Launched in June 2022 at the Ocean Summit, One Ocean Learn is a joint undertaking between the One Ocean Hub, a collaborative research programme for sustainable development funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Global Challenges Research Fund (Grant Ref: NE/S008950/1), and the Green Development and Climate Change Programme Unit of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

The first phase of the platform runs from 2022-2024. and builds upon the One Ocean Hub’s inter- and trans-disciplinary research in Ghana, Namibia and South Africa, as well as at the international and regional levels (South Pacific and the Caribbean), on the integration of human rights, marine and social sciences, and the arts, to support fair and inclusive decision-making for a healthy ocean whereby people and planet flourish.

We welcome other organizations to join our efforts in further developing this platform. Kindly contact us here.